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The Original Irregular’s Year in Review • 2012 - Free Access

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WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The second half of the year was ushered in on a musical note with Noel Paul Stookey, Travis Tritt and others coming to the area. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield’s First Friday Artwalk roars on

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s First Friday Artwalk has been a resounding success, according to Cynthia Orcutt of the Schoolhouse Gallery, one of the event’s founders and organizers.  More...

Multimedia exhibition on tap

FARMINGTON — Artists and poets will present their wonderfully varied responses to the Symbol of the Spiral at the Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus Jan. 4 to Feb. More...

‘Lost Villages of Flagstaff’ to be discussed

RANGELEY — Tuesday, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frank M. Stevens

1932-2013 — He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict

FARMINGTON — Frank “Mitty” Milton Stevens, 80, of Strong died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

Basil A. Durrell

1947-2012 — Family and friends were always a big part of his life

WILTON — Basil A. Durrell, 65, of Wilton died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at his home in Wilton. More...

Bernard ‘Buddy’ Gordon Collins

1948–2012 — He loved spending time with his family

NEW SHARON — Bernard “Buddy” Gordon Collins, 64, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his home in New Sharon following a long period of declining health and a short illness. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram boys win against Carrabec

Mt. Abram, 65 — Carrabec, 52

SALEM — The Mt. Abram boys Varsity picked up another win on Saturday, when they hosted Carrabec. The win brought their record to 3-5, placing them 12th in the MVC class C standings halfway through the season.  More...

Young players go to the hoop

Western Mountain Youth Basketball is in full swing as youth in grades K through 6 hone their skills on the basketball court every Sunday at the Mt. Abram gymn. More...

This Week in

(1/9-1/16):  BOYS BASKETBALL

MTA Hoops   More...

Recovery efforts for missing snowmobilers hampered by severe weather

RANGELEY LAKE — Recovery efforts are continuing for three snowmobilers believed to have perished after going through the ice or hitting open water in Rangeley Lake Dec. 31. More...

Use extreme caution before going onto the ice - Free Access

Warden Service says ice on all Maine waters unsafe

WESTERN MAINE — Whatever the conditions, people should use extreme caution on ice. Whether on foot, snowmobile or a vehicle, extreme caution should be exercised and check with locals before venturing out over ice. More...

Ulrike Stadler, from Germany to Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Art has always been a part of Kingfield’s Ulrike Feindt Stadler Kosak’s life.  More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Senate passes legislation for veterans   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What other animal would you like to see pull the wagon at the next Artwalk?

Kendrick Charles, Freeman (horse owner): "A moose." More...

Community & Local News

WWWW: keeps getting better - Free Access

White White World Week, the wildest week on snow, is back January 20 to 24

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It began simply enough back in the 1970s. Sugarloaf locals needed a way to cut loose during the long cold January nights. More...

New wholesale wine producer open for business

FARMINGTON — John and Patty Cormier have been in the retail business since 2000. Kennebec Home Brew Supply had its humble beginnings as a small store located in the lower level of the couple’s former Farmingdale home. More...

Patriots Penn winners

Commander Gordon Webber of VFW Post #10881 Farmington presents awards to the four winners in the Patriots Penn contest at Phillips Elementary School. The contest is for students in grades seven and eight. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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Community Things To Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  —Henry Brooks Adams  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Just wanted you to know Mark Lopez, Burchell Morrell, Ron Moody, Mike Sperry and Scott Nichols (retired Maine State Troopers) Maine is not the only state that has “handsome retired State Troopers.” Richard Hassenger retired after 26 years More...